Study Abroad

Second-year MBA students, chosen through a formal selection process, exchange places for one semester with students selected by established partner institutions. For the semester of study abroad, Johnson students receive one semester of residency, retaining registration at and paying tuition to Johnson. Financial aid awards apply as normal. Credit hours earned abroad count toward MBA requirements, but grades are not averaged into exchange students' grade-point averages.

Credit requirements for the Johnson MBA consist of 60 credits: 20 credits from core courses, 25 credits from Johnson electives and up to 15 credits from electives taken outside Johnson. Students going on exchange will earn either 12 or 15 credits, depending on the exchange partner institution. These credits will be deducted from the 15 credits that can be taken outside Johnson.

An information session will be held early in the Spring semester for first year students planning to participate in the academic international exchange program. The application process will take place during the first half of the spring semester, with final selection of participants and placement in partner schools shortly after spring break.

Partnership in International ManagementJohnson is a member of the Partnership in International Management, a consortium of leading international business schools, founded in 1973. Each member institution represents the highest degree of excellence in the fields of business administration and management, demonstrates leadership in their geographic region and delivers an MBA or a graduate-equivalent degree in management.  PIM facilitates the development of international cooperation among members, fostering the development of joint programs, students and faculty exchange, joint research and cooperation among faculty members and researchers.

Our current exchange partner institutions are:

The Americas

Asia & Asia Pacific

Europe, Middle East & Africa

For more information and exchange school options, please contact:

Donna Fleming
Director, International Academic Exchange Program
Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management
202B Sage Hall; 114 East Avenue
Ithaca, NY 14850
Tel: 607-255-0239
Email: df39@cornell.edu